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Hi, I just got a new router (ASUS RT-N56U latest firmware) and having issues setting it up with the public Google DNS servers. For some reason it won't take the DNS server entries if I set them manually on the WAN interface. This is how I set it up and when I apply the settings and check the adapter settings on a local machine, the DNS server is reporting as the gateway address (192.168.1.1). Trying to access any webpages gives a DNS error.

I've also tried setting it up with DHCP on the LAN and it works, but I can only assign the primary DNS server. There is no entry for the secondary address (http://i.imgur.com/gAYIUP0.jpg) and the adapater on the local machine shows the primary DNS as 8.8.8.8, but the secondary is coming back as the default gateway (192.168.1.1). Is there any way I can get both DNS servers set up properly?
    
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I don't quite understand your question, but note that when you check your DNS server in Windows, it's quite normal to have your DNS server show up as the gateway's IP. This is because your adapter will contact your router, which in turn will contact the DNS server. You might not be able to enter in another DNS server on your router only because it's not supported by the firmware. The 3rd party DD-WRT and tomato firmwares have support for this feature.
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That sounds set up correctly.

Usually a router will get the DNS entry from DHCP and then forward your LAN requests from itself (192.168.1.1) out to that server.
If you want DNS2 to effectively go to another one you can put 8.8.4.4 from the WAN DNS setting.
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I don't quite understand your question, but note that when you check your DNS server in Windows, it's quite normal to have your DNS server show up as the gateway's IP. This is because your adapter will contact your router, which in turn will contact the DNS server. You might not be able to enter in another DNS server on your router only because it's not supported by the firmware. The 3rd party DD-WRT and tomato firmwares have support for this feature.

I tried the custom firmware and it works, but this firmware lacks QOS sadly.
    
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Both DD-WRT and Tomato has QoS, with DD-WRT having a quite basic QoS and tomato having an advanced QoS.
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